Class of 2020

  • Aylmer Girdwood—Head Football Coach and Community Contributor

    Aylmer GirdwoodAylmer Girdwood was hired in 1956 as a biology teacher and served as the head football coach of the Rams for two years starting in 1962. He retired from Richland Elementary in 1982. He was the recreation director for the Pine-Richland Youth Foundation and a scoutmaster for a local Boy Scouts of America Troop in Gibsonia.
    He is posthumously being inducted into the category of community contributor due to his exemplary community service and his positive influence on the athletes and youth of Pine-Richland. 

    Robert McDonough—Cross Country Coach

    Robert McDonoughRobert McDonough began his teaching career at Richland High School in 1957. He coached both boys' and girls' cross country for 16 seasons from 1972 until his retirement in 1989. Under his leadership, the girls' cross country teams were WPIAL Class AA Champions in 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988. The girls' cross country team also won the state PIAA championships in 1988, the first-ever state PIAA championship in Richland school history.

    Mr. McDonough was posthumously inducted into the Pine-Richland Athletic Hall of Fame.



    Carrie Walker—Basketball, Class of 2000

    Carrie WalkerCarrie Walker led the Pine-Richland girls' basketball team to the WPIAL Championship game in 1998. At one time, she was the Pine-Richland all-time leading scorer with more than 1,800 points, a record that stood for 17 years. During her career, she was a member of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 5. She continued her basketball career at Wagner College, where she was a 1,000-point scorer for the Northeast Conference Seahawks, and then played professionally with the Killarney of the Women's Irish Super League.
    Ms. Walker joins her brother Neil in the Pine-Richland Athletic Fall of Fame.

    Brett Warren—Tennis, Class of 2002

    Brett WarrenBrett Warren was a three-time WPIAL Champion in tennis. He won the WPIAL Individual Singles Tennis Championship in 1999, 2000 and 2002. He was PIAA State Champion in 2002. He was a seven-time finalist at both the WPIAL and state level throughout his career as a Ram. He also won four boys individual singles county titles as well.

    Kristen Wisse—Basketball, Soccer and Track and Field, Class of 1998

    Kristen Wisse Kristen Wisse was the true definition of the term tri-athlete. She competed in three sports for the Rams—soccer, basketball and track and field. Throughout her career as a RAM, she earned 12 varsity letters. She was the first basketball player, male or female, to score 1,000 points (1,145 total), She ranks in the top 10 all-time in the WPIAL girls soccer for goals scored in a career (133) and at one time held the school record for the girls' 800 meters.    

    1988 Girls Cross Country Team

    1998 Cross Country TeamLed by Head Coach Bob McDonough, the 1988 Pine-Richland Girls Cross Country Team was the first team in school history to ever win a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship. Senior members of that team also won both the section and WPIAL championships in 1986, 1987 and 1988.
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